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Citizens' platform for cultural heritage visualization and valorisation - ES/ISNET 15-03

City-Zen is an interactive spatio-temporal knowledge-browsing platform that aims to valorise cultural heritages. Considering the explosive growth of information, data and knowledge sharing can ensure valuable interdisciplinary applications and more accurate decisions making for stakeholders. While many organizations propose relevant data sets, they are hardly accessed, analysed and reused because of the formats inconsistency and the inappropriate information browsing and visualization. The goal of the project is to valorise the existing cultural heritage through a citizen centric design platform. The use case of this project involves a user willing to discover the history of a region and to embark in a cultural journey in the past. This project addresses (1) the data integration by making use of existing approaches to crawl and link accessible or user-generated content, (2) a novel approach of data analysis taking advantage of spatio-temporal information, (3) the data visualization by taking advantages of existing approaches of knowledge visualization and valorisation. The platform will be tested and evaluated in a real context.